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Bridge over US 2 begins to come down

By Zachary Marano

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HURLEY - Construction crews started removing the U.S. 51 bridge over U.S. 2 Tuesday to help make way for a new single lane roundabout. The work included removing the road deck from north half of the bridge.

All traffic will continueto be directed to the eastbound lanes until the north half of the bridge is dismantled, according to Project Engineer Erik Lundwall. The north half of the bridge covers the former westbound lanes of U.S. 2.

"The north half of the bridge has to come down because we're switching traffic to the westbound lanes," Lundwall sai...